BS & BA in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice major is offered for students who wish to pursue a career in our nation's criminal justice system: policing, private security, probation, parole, institutional corrections, juvenile justice, or court administration.

Required courses:

  • CJ-205 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJ-210 Deviance and Crime (3 credits)
  • CJ-342 Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • CJ-360 The Correctional System (3 credits)
  • CJ-370 The Police (3 credits)
  • CJ-410 Juvenile Delinquency (3 credits)
  • CJ-450 Adv Criminal Justice Seminar (3 credits)
  • SOC-105 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • SOC-230 Social Problems in the Modern World (3 credits)
  • SOC-327 Human Behavior in the Social Environment (3 credits)
  • SOC-344 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics (4 credits)
  • SOC-438 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 credits)

Plus 2 CJ electives from:

  • CJ-301 Special Topics - Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CJ-354 Introduction to Forensic Science (3 credits)
  • CJ-420 International Crime and Justice (3 credits)
  • CJ-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
  • PSYC-320 Psychology and the Law (3 credits)

If students want a B.A. in Criminal Justice, they are required to take two semesters of a foreign language.

Criminal Justice Minor (18 hours)

Required courses:

  • Criminal Justice 205, 210 plus any four additional criminal justice courses